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Vancouver’s Iconic Railway Club Closing Its Doors After 84 Years

Vancouver’s Iconic Railway Club Closing Its Doors After 84 Years

Vancouver’s Iconic Railway Club Closing Its Doors After 84 Years

The owners of Vancouver’s popular Railway Club announced they are shutting down yesterday, after nearly 85 years in business.

They released a statement on the clubs Facebook page, stating the reason for the sudden closure is due to high rent costs.

“Unfortunately, the long-term and persistent combination of relatively high expenses, in particular rent, as compared to business receipts has left the business unable to continue. We deeply regret this outcome and the effect it will have on all the stakeholders, as well the cultural scene in Vancouver.”

Although they have been trying to sell the space over the last few months—failure to do so, has left them no choice but to shut it down.

Vancouver has taken a hit over the last couple years with the loss of multiple music venues and nightclubs, including FiveSixty.

 

 

Image via steveluscher / Flickr

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